Yankees Rumors & News

  • Warren, Teixeira lead Yankees to second straight over Royals

    New York Post "All it took for the Yankees to start winning again was the arrival of the team with the best record in baseball. The Yankees were able to put a bit more distance between themselves and their recent slide with Tuesday’s 5-1 win over the Royals in The Bronx. It was their second straight win over..." May 27

  • Buster Olney: The Marlins should hire A-Rod to be their next manager

    Hardball Talk "Sometimes I think I’m the most masterful troller in the known universe. But then I remember that, sometimes, I’m just playing checkers when others are playing chess. Buster Olney: Eventually, Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria will grow tired of the Dan Jennings experiment, of having a manager..." May 27

  • Why Masahiro Tanaka’s 2nd rehab start is critical for Yankees

    New York Post "Masahiro Tanaka hasn’t pitched for the Yankees since April 23. If all goes well in Pawtucket, R.I. on Wednesday, that could change soon. The right-hander, who is rehabbing from right forearm soreness and wrist tendinitis, is expected to throw up to 65 pitches for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre..." May 27

  • Yankees snap skid by pounding their favorite punching bag

    New York Post "Frustration and irritation had checked into the Yankees’ clubhouse across two dozen days as one loss followed another thanks to ugly play in all areas. Yet, according to Chase Headley, panic didn’t accompany frustration and irritation through the door. “Obviously we knew we were better than..." May 26

  • Texas completes three-game sweep of Yankees, outscores New York 30-15 in series

    Dallas Morning News "The arms: In the first, RHP Yovani Gallardo threw 30 pitches and lost a 1-0 lead. He shut out the Yankees on 65 pitches in the next five innings. … Gallardo struck out the side in the fifth and had six strikeouts in six innings overall. He had seven strikeouts in 17 1/3 innings for his previous..." May 25

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    Bryan Hoch @BryanHoch

    Yankees lineup vs. TEX: Gardner lf Headley 3b Rodriguez dh Teixeira 1b McCann c Jones rf Young cf Gregorius ss Pirela 2b Capuano p

  • Ten-run third inning fuels Rangers’ easy win over Yankees

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "All those struggling Texas Rangers hitters weren’t kidding last month when they said they weren’t worried about their slow start. Remember April, when the Rangers couldn’t hit a beach ball, Dave Magadan was the world’s worst hitting coach and Shin-Soo Choo was the worst player in the major..." May 24

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    Joel Sherman @Joelsherman1

    Lindgren will be in uniform Sunday for #Yankees and become their 4th LH in pen along with Miller, Wilson and Shreve

  • 4d
    Yankees PR Dept. @YankeesPR

    Yankees vs. Texas continues today at 1:05pm on WPIX pic.twitter.com/oxpNRyty3Q

  • Seven-run inning helps Rangers fend off Yankees 10-9 in first game of series

    Dallas Morning News "The arms: In the seventh, manager Jeff Banister used LHP Sam Freeman, forcing switch-hitter Mark Teixeira to bat from what has become his weaker side. Teixeira grounded into an inning-ending out with two on base. … RHP Colby Lewis allowed five earned runs, in 6 2/3 innings, for the second..." May 23

  • A-Rod ties Babe Ruth for 4th on all-time RBIs list at 1,992

    ESPN New York "New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez tied Babe Ruth for fourth on the all-time RBIs list by driving in the 1,992nd run of his career. Rodriguez's RBI single to center in the seventh inning chased Texas Rangers starter Colby Lewis. Rodriguez went 2 for 5 in the Yankees' 10-9 loss..." May 23

  • Yankees' Didi Gregorius admits he's lost at plate, report says

    Newark Star-Ledger "The man replacing Derek Jeter has been terrible at the plate and he has no idea if he's on the right track. Or at least that's according to a report from the New York Post's Dan Martin, in which Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius admits his frustration with his woeful stat line: .214 batting..." May 22

  • Yankees fans: Happy they didn't pay Robinson Cano $240 million like Seattle Mariners did?

    Newark Star-Ledger "In case you haven't been following the post-Yankees career of second baseman Robinson Cano, his first season in Seattle was a decent one (.314/14 homers/82 RBI). But year No. 2? Not so much. For the $240 million Cano reportedly received in a 10-year deal, he's hit just one home run, knocked in..." May 22

  • Masahiro Tanaka pitches three shutout innings in Triple-A rehab start

    New York Daily News "The Yankees may have an ace up their sleeve just yet. Injured ace Masahiro Tanaka took another step in his quest to return to the starting rotation by pitching three scoreless innings for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Thursday night against Durham at PNC Field. The 41-pitch effort was his..." May 22

  • Harper and Williams ejected again, Nats rally again

    CSN Washington "The Nationals don't seem to know how to play a boring ballgame right now, and Wednesday night's 3-2 win over the Yankees was only the latest example of that, with the third-inning ejections of Bryce Harper and Matt Williams stealing the spotlight from what already was going to be a compelling..." May 21

  • MLB commissioner backs Yankees in A-Rod bonus dispute

    Sporting News "Alex Rodriguez is a very wealthy man, and after hitting his 660th career home run, he was supposed to be even wealthier after collecting a $6 million bonus. However, the Yankees are refusing to pay up and MLB commissioner Rob Manfred is taking the club’s side. “The Yankees have a well-founded..." May 21

  • Manfred 'pleased for' A-Rod in return from ban

    ESPN New York "A year removed from an ugly skirmish between Alex Rodriguez and Major League Baseball, commissioner Rob Manfred commended the Yankees slugger on his comeback Thursday. Manfred also said he will leave any disputes over milestone bonus money to be resolved between the player and the..." May 21

  • Nationals tied atop NL East after walk-off homer against Yankees

    CSN Washington "An enticing matchup between the red-hot Nationals (featuring the red-hot Bryce Harper) and the first-place Yankees produced some extra buzz at the ballpark Tuesday night. That the opener of this 2-game interleague showdown lived up to the hype only added to the intrigue. The Nationals burst out..." May 20

  • With Jacoby Ellsbury on the DL, Slade Heathcott gets the call

    New York Post "The Yankees offense had enough problems, and now it will be without its most consistent weapon for at least a couple of weeks. Jacoby Ellsbury left Tuesday’s 8-6, 10-inning loss to the Nationals with a right knee sprain and was placed on the 15-day disabled list. Outfielder Slade Heathcott,..." May 20

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    Bryan Hoch @BryanHoch

    Yankees moves: Signed Slade Heathcott to MLB contract, selected to 25-man roster. Jacoby Ellsbury to 15-day DL. Chase Whitley to 60-day DL.

  • Masahiro Tanaka set to make rehab start on Thursday

    ESPN New York "Masahiro Tanaka's road back to the New York Yankees' rotation will take him through Triple-A Scranton this Thursday when the Yankees' $175 million investment will make a rehab start, going three innings and/or 45 pitches. "I'm very much looking forward to it," said Tanaka, who is on the DL with..." May 20

  • Yankees' Jacoby Ellsbury leaves game vs. Nats with knee injury

    ESPN New York "A right knee injury forced New York Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury to leave Tuesday's game in the fourth inning. It was not entirely clear how Ellsbury hurt himself. During the fourth inning, he became the first Yankee to reach base by walking against Nationals starter Gio Gonzalez...." May 19

  • Yankees' Alex Rodriguez relates to Nationals' Bryce Harper on and off the field

    New York Daily News "It’s hard to imagine what it must be like to be Bryce Harper. Sports Illustrated cover boy at 16, No. 1 overall pick at 17, Rookie of the Year at 19. Whirlwind probably doesn’t begin to describe what Harper has experienced during the past five or six years. Alex Rodriguez understands. The..." May 19

  • After latest 'pen session, Tanaka nearing rehab

    MLB.com "Masahiro Tanaka threw 29 pitches in the bullpen on Monday at Nationals Park and is awaiting instructions concerning an upcoming Minor League rehabilitation assignment, which could begin on Thursday. This marked the third bullpen session for Tanaka, who has been on the disabled list since April..." May 19

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Source: Chase Whitley scheduled to undergo Tommy John surgery tomorrow with #Yankees physician Chris Ahmad.

  • 9d
    Bryan Hoch @BryanHoch

    Yankees announce that Masahiro Tanaka threw a 29-pitch bullpen session today at Nationals Park.

  • Edinson Volquez dominates Yankees as Royals roll to 6-0 win

    Kansas City Star "Edinson Volquez scribbles messages to himself before he pitches. The phrases form the foundation of the rejuvenation he underwent last year, so he memorizes little sayings like “first-pitch strikes,” “three pitches and out” and “stay tall.” Sometimes he marks the mantras on his hat. Sometimes he..." May 18

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    Daniel Barbarisi @DanBarbarisi

    Teixeira had X-Rays on his foot after taking a pitch off it earlier in the game; diagnosed as Right Big Toe contusion, X-Rays show no break.

  • Suddenly hot Sabathia survives Pirela bloopers in Yanks win over Royals

    New York Post "Jose Pirela’s shaky hands threatened to squeeze the life out of CC Sabathia’s solid outing. Instead of turning Mike Moustakas’ routine ground ball into a double play to choke a fifth-inning Royals rally, Pirela’s hands weren’t up to the mundane challenge of fielding the ball..." May 17

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    Bryan Hoch @BryanHoch

    Masahiro Tanaka will throw a bullpen Monday in DC. After that, could toss rehab game on Thursday — @swbrailriders are home that day.

  • Chase Whitley to meet team doctor, may have elbow surgery

    ESPN New York "The New York Yankees are trying to stay optimistic as they sent their third pitcher this season to the disabled list Friday. Right-hander Chase Whitley, as expected, went on the DL with a torn tendon in his pitching elbow. He left in the second inning of Thursday night's loss to Tampa Bay with..." May 16

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    Meredith Marakovits @M_Marakovits

    Capuano will start Sunday... Rest of rotation pushed back#yankees

  • Chris Young, Lorenzo Cain, Mike Moustakas lead Royals over Yankees 12-1

    Kansas City Star "Half of the pitching duel expected in the Royals-Yankees game materialized. Chris Young, who entered the rotation two weeks ago, had been stunningly good in his first two Royals starts, allowing one unearned run in 11 innings. Michael Pineda has been sensational, a 5-0 record and coming off..." May 16

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    hear chase whitley has been initially diagnosed with ucl tear. tommy john very possible. for now, yanks place on 15-day dl

  • Ramirez makes strong pitch for rotation spot as Rays beat Yanks

    Tampa Tribune "Erasmo Ramirez said he’s willing do whatever’s needed – start games, finish games, pitch in the middle innings of games. “I just do my part,” he said, “and wait for news.” Right now the news is that the Tampa Bay Rays are in need of a starter to replace Drew Smyly in the rotation, and..." May 15

  • Judge Grants Class-Action Status To Sports TV Blackout Antitrust Case

    Deadspin.com "U.S. District Court judge Shira Scheindlin yesterday granted plaintiffs’ motion to certify class action status in an antitrust lawsuit against MLB and the NHL, a case that threatens to demolish the decades-old blackout system in sports media. Scheindlin’s decision, which you can read here,..." May 15

  • The 2015 MLB All-Star Game caps have apparently been leaked

    Hardball Talk "Via Phil Hecken of Uni Watch, the caps for the 2015 MLB All-Star Game have apparently been leaked. Check them out below: This year’s All-Star Game is set to take place in Cincinnati. Just in case it wasn’t obvious, these caps were inspired by the pillbox hat of Reds mascot Mr. Redlegs. The..." May 15

  • MLB's culture clash, or why baseball is boring

    Vice Sports "Emilio Bonifacio of the Chicago White Sox cracked a home run Saturday against the Cincinnati Reds and made a big show of flipping his bat. He saluted the gods, rounded the bases with his arms out as if he were an airplane, and when he crossed home? He leaped into the crowd, giving fans a chance to..." May 15

  • Whitley exits due to apparent arm injury

    MLB.com "Yankees right-hander Chase Whitley was forced to exit his start against the Rays in the second inning on Thursday with an apparent injury to his pitching arm. Whitley was visited on the mound by manager Joe Girardi and head athletic trainer Steve Donohue after issuing back-to-back walks to..." May 14

  • Another rocky start, but another comeback win for Rays

    Tampa Tribune "By the time he had thrown his eighth straight ball and walked the second straight batter to start the game, Nathan Karns’ thoughts were boiled down to a single one: “Better throw a strike sometime soon. That’s about it. I got a nice cheer from the crowd when I got the first one in, so that was..." May 14

  • Jorge Posada apologizes for Alex Rodriguez comments, says he was 'cornered'

    The Score "Jorge Posada says he was cornered into saying that former teammate Alex Rodriguez's steroid-riddled past should prohibit him from entering the Hall of Fame. "He knows how I feel about him," Posada said to CBS New York. "And I would like to - if I caused him anything, I would like to apologize...." May 14

  • A-Rod considers Posada 'a friend' despite steroid, Hall comments

    Sporting News "Alex Rodriguez still considers Jorge Posada a friend, despite the former Yankees catcher's comments about A-Rod's steroids use and Hall of Fame worthiness, according to The Journal News . “I have nothing bad to say about Jorgie," Rodriguez said Wednesday. "I have nothing but good things to say..." May 14

  • Yankees' Alex Rodriguez on Barry Bonds' impending fight with MLB

    Newark Star-Ledger "What does Alex Rodriguez think about a report that Barry Bonds, his close friend, is planning on going after Major League Baseball for allegedly blackballing him from the game? "I mean, I don't know anything about that," Rodriguez said before Wednesday's 3-2 loss to the Rays at Tropicana Field...." May 14

  • Girardi has total faith in A-Rod to take care of his body

    New York Post "Joe Girardi was aware Alex Rodriguez’s left hamstring has been tight, but the manager put the DH in the lineup Tuesday night against Rays right-hander Chris Archer at Tropicana Field. “I think about it a little bit, I tell him to be smart,’’ said Girardi, who batted Rodriguez third in the..." May 14

  • Yankees' Stephen Drew starts at third base on Wednesday

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "Stephen Drew is in the starting lineup at third base and batting seventh for the Yankees on Wednesday against the Rays. This will be Drew's first appearance at third base in his career. This comes on the heels of manager Joe Girardi claiming that Drew would be the primary backup option to Chase..." May 13

  • Yankees' top prospect Luis Severino is hurt

    Newark Star-Ledger "Top Yankees pitching prospect Luis Severino is headed to the disabled list with a right middle finger injury, Double-A Trenton said late Tuesday. Severino was pulled after two innings in Sunday's start in New Hampshire. It's unclear when the 21-year-old will return. Severino is considered..." May 13

  • Archer bounces back from bad start, leads Rays over Yankees

    Tampa Tribune "Designated hitter David DeJesus was in the batting cage behind the Rays dugout in the top of the first inning swinging away, while out on the field the Yankees were doing the same against Chris Archer. Two hits, a walk, two more hits and the Yankees built a two-run lead. Archer had yet to..." May 13

  • Posada: A-Rod, Clemens aren't worthy of Hall

    ESPN New York "Former Yankees catcher Jorge Posada resents the players that used performance enhancing drugs and believes former teammates Alex Rodriguez and Roger Clemens shouldn't ever be in the Hall of Fame. "I don't think it's fair," Posada told "CBS This Morning" on Wednesday. "I really don't. I think..." May 13

  • Alex Rodriguez isn’t the Yankees’ backup third baseman any longer

    Hardball Talk "Alex Rodriguez, who has started two games at third base playing behind Chase Headley this season, will likely be limited to DH duties for the foreseeable future, manager Joe Girardi told the New York Daily News. A-Rod has been bothered by a sore left hamstring, and while that’s not a major..." May 13

  • Yanks hit homer after homer to finally get CC first win

    New York Post "With his first win of the season secured, CC Sabathia stood inside the door to the Yankees’ clubhouse and waited to fist bump those who helped him stop the longest losing streak of his stellar career. One by one, the Yankees entered the room, happy the popular lefty no longer had a zero in the..." May 12